M&P9c safety or not?

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    M&P9c safety or not?

    I am 95% sure this is what I'll be getting for my first ccw. I have big hands, and have rented it twice and it shot like a dream for me.

    My question is for those that carry this pistol, do you have the model with the safety or without? Is it just personal preference?

    Any feedback would be appreciated, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monte View Post
    Is it just personal preference?
    That. Go with what YOU prefer and are trained to handle.
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    IMHO, its always better to have the option available. You can carry a Safety-equipped pistol with the safety off but you can't carry a non-safety equipped any way but one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jbabbler View Post
    IMHO, its always better to have the option available. You can carry a Safety-equipped pistol with the safety off but you can't carry a non-safety equipped any way but one.
    Nice 'er "lamp" for a avatar.

    +1 You are going to hear a lot of opinions about this. There are other threads that cover it. I have the M&P9c with safety and CCW (use Crossbreed Supertuk holster) all of the time. I like the comfort of the safety and have practiced my draw so that muscle memory eliminates any delay in having the safety.

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    For me, I knew that my M&Pc was going to be pocket carried. I didn't want the thumb safety because I didn't want it in my pocket and have the safety jabbing me in my thigh. I didn't want the mag safety because since it was going in my pocket, I didn't want the gun's mag button to be pushed by mistake making the gun not fire. When I get my FS M&P, it will have some type of safety on it.
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    No safety. All my carry guns follow the KISS principle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MNBurl View Post
    No safety. All my carry guns follow the KISS principle.
    That's what I was thinking too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jbabbler View Post
    IMHO, its always better to have the option available. You can carry a Safety-equipped pistol with the safety off but you can't carry a non-safety equipped any way but one.
    But if you do buy one with a safety, please treat it as though it didn't have one. The M&P safety doesn't have much of a detent in it.

    p.s. I went safety-less with mine.

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    No safetys

    Quote Originally Posted by MNBurl View Post
    No safety. All my carry guns follow the KISS principle.
    Agreed.

    I had the gun shop order me a M&P40c without an external safety, without the lock, and without a magazine safety. This is what I now carry and I LOVE IT.

    The safetys(external and mag) are just something else that can go wrong when you need it most. Will you forget to flip off the thumb safety when you need the gun to go bang? If you get the thumb safety version, practice, practice, practice...and then practice some more so that flipping off the safety is a part of your draw that is totally engrained into your muscle memory...and then practice some more :)

    I have no problems with the lock, get that if you don't have a safe to put your gun into when not carrying it in a proper holster that covers the trigger.
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    Are you use to thumb safeties? If so, get the safety. If not, then get which ever you prefer, just remember that you don't have to use the safety if you get one with it.

    I've not seen having a safety kill a deal on a used gun,but have seen not having one do so. Just something you may want to consider for further done the road if you ever decide to sell.

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    Simple works best. No External Safety.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jbabbler View Post
    IMHO, its always better to have the option available. You can carry a Safety-equipped pistol with the safety off but you can't carry a non-safety equipped any way but one.
    I just have to say, I love your avitar Jbabbler
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    I was in your position a few months ago. First ccw pistol and exact gun. I went with the m&pc with the safety. I was more for piece of mind, a comfort thing if you will. I got comfortable with it and have since purchased more guns without an external safety. My next purchace will more than likely be a 1911 so I have trained myself with the m&p. Its a great gun and I love to shoot it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MNBurl View Post
    No safety. All my carry guns follow the KISS principle.
    That's what I'm talking bout!

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    Bought a M&P9c a couple days ago, it's being delivered today.
    Got it with the safety as it's my first carry and I like having the option.

    I've heard it's possible to remove and replace with a non-safety part by yourself pretty easy, is this true?

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